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Salida or Alamosa: Your Choice

Covid-19 Rated Moderate In Central Colorado

IN 30 DAYS ending Aug. 27 the San Luis Valley had 45 new covid-19 cases and Chaffee County with less than half to population had 32, according to Colorado Department Public Health and Environment daily reports, but the agency said the SLV rate of positives among coronavirus tests was 5.3 per cent while the Chaffee rate […]

Not Everything Trump Says Is A Lie

A Philospher Made Some Classical Distinctions

By Larry Joseph Calloway In place of what print journalists refer to as President Trump’s lies, cable commenters have a less formal term. Trevor Noah of the Comedy Channel and Don Lemon and Chris Cuomo of CNN just say “bullshit.”  If that sums up Trump’s usual performances, then press briefings and most interviews are bull […]

MAY DAY MEDITATION

Keep Yer Distance, Pilgrim

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Experiencing extreme social distancing at home on May Day, I was reminded of something I wrote as a journalist that was never published because I could not figure out how to make it topical. It was about the first American Maypole. Thomas Morton, a relocated London barrister, planted it in 1627 on a hill aboveMassachusetts Bay. […]

SMALL TOWN, FEW PEOPLE

China Tells You How To Cope With Quarantine

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A Chinese classic, the Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu, offers a wise thought experiment for our pandemic times. Here is my literal translation of Verse 80 with updates in brackets: Little country, few people  [Small mountain town, closed to tourists] Devices that can do the work of 10-100    [Power tools] Go unused   [Construction […]

The Unheard Hearing

Regarding the separation of church and science

By LARRY JOSEPH CALLOWAY (C) Christine Blasey Ford, a research psychologist, was a stranger in that strange land, the United States Senate, and so her impromptu response to the two most definitive questions by the Democrats was strange.  When Sen. Feinstein asked how she was sure her sexual assailant was Justice Brett Kavanaugh, Ford responded:  […]

“Stand Up That Mountain”

Review of a book that’s not being reviewed

In search of my Appalachian gene, lite. To baby-boomer outsiders, “Deliverance” was a scary movie, but then so was “The Milagro Beanfield War.”

Baca Blog

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WILD RASPBERRIES: They  are  were red and ripening in the high country above Crestone-Baca, whole bushes of them. I have heard its the best season in years. This photo was taken Aug. 13 at 9,000 feet in one of  the canyons. PRIMARY ELECTION: Saguache County Commissioner Linda Joseph narrowly defeated challenger Tim Lovato in the Democratic […]

BEAST WISHES TO ALL!

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self photo by larry calloway, remote graphcs by colleen rae

Albatross, Bear Print, Broken Jar, Hermit, King’s Horseman, Empty Road

A year-ender on my lucky travels east and west, north and south in 2007

As an old journalist, I could not resist the customary year in review, particularly this year. The world is so full of a number things — east, west, north and south.